On the Autumn Equinox or or Mabon (today – Sept 22nd) it is a great time to put together a magical good luck altar as you show your respect for the harvest, the dead and the Triple Goddess shifting into the crone.
Gather leaves that are common to your locale. Also – pick up sticks (no taking branches off of trees) and a few stones. The amount of leaves/sticks does not matter.
You will also need: 3 apples, 3 orange candles, a ear of corn, non-metal bowl, 3 candlesticks, 1 spell charcoal, Herbs: Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Juniper, Patchouli.
Mix together equal parts of the: Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Juniper, Patchouli – put aside.
Arrange on an altar, table or shelf an arrangement of the stones, branches, apples and leaves that feel right to you — this is an intuitional placement.
Next – place the candles: one in the middle – and one on each end of the arrangement. Careful to make sure they are far enough away from anything flammable.
Light the charcoal – put it in the non-metal bowl. Sprinkle the mixture of Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Juniper, Patchouli over the lit coals.
Light the candles.
In your own words – give thanks for the upcoming harvest – for autumn – and anything else you are truly grateful for. Afterwards – state your wishes. Be short & specific.
End by again – saying thank you.
Let the candles burn down. Before winter hits – bury everything that was on your altar. If that’s not possible – return everything to nature, except for the wax, which you will have to throw away.